Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Colorful Quilt All Done

I made a mistake and posted the quilt in my other blog.

Thank God lol. I really wanted to leave it and do something else but I had so much invested in it already, that I just had to finish and I am glad I did.

This is outside in the yard so you can see all the colors. I spray starched and blocked it with a steam iron. I checked to make sure the borders were all even. One wasn't. It could have happened by not paying close attention to the markers.

No problem, it is a patchwork quilt, so I inserted wedges to match were it was needed. I bet you can't tell lol.

I will post one more pic after it is quilted and then it will be on to other things.

All in all I did enjoy making this quilt. The instructions were so precise, it made the journey very enjoyable. I believe anyone can do this quilt. All that is needed is a little experience with quilting.

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Colorful Quilt Section J

Section J is done and here is a work up so far.

I left the wrong side up. Here you can see all the parts for that section. All the pp is done first, then the background pieces are cut and any other pieces of the patterns.

Here are the peices on the right side all ready to be put together according to the instructions.

here is the block all put together for half of that section.

Now I pin that part on the map and match all the marks. As you can see, the other part of J on the right.

Here the other section is sewed on. This is the wrong side of the quilt and as you can see I am almost done. Just one more small block to do.

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Colorful Quilt Block F & H

Block F was a little block. I made it the other day. Here are the parts.

I am going to make a freezer paper pattern of the star part like I have been doing. The outer ring I will leave as is and PP and just leave enough extra for the 1/4 inch seams.

Here is the ring on the map, ready to be put into the main quilt. Next I will put the star in, after I mark everything.

I only pinned this part of the quilt up in order to place the ring in. I then put the star in and that block was done.

Then I tackled Block H or area H which was a lot of work, two days straight sewing.

I pp the star part and then just pp right on the pattern pieces. See where I have left the extra fabric for the seams?

Here are the parts all pp and ready to put the area together. I have cut the background pieces and the border that is going in this piece.

To the left of the purple star is section H. I was able now to sew the D block in permanently. This is the right side.

This is the wrong side the way it fits on the map. I ripped out the bottom left as I didn't like the way it hung. I will fix that later. I only have one more section and one more block to do.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Colorful Quilt Block E

Ok, I did the E section. Yesterday, I showed the cut- out   pattern pieces, in three sections. The parts for the background, pp parts, parts of the border that are include in this section.

Now I line them up according to the instructions. Here you see the Background (top) the pp strip and the last two are just cut from fabric. This is the first part of E.
Here is the second part.

Here you see the part of the border that has half the star (bottom), then the other half of the star block, above that the fabric piece and the two little pp parts. These two parts are all sewed together now according to the instructions.

Here I have pinned the sewed parts on the map and marked the marks. Then I will take it down and sew these parts to the rest of the quilt.

Here it is on the wrong side. I wanted you to see how it looks on the map.

So far I think I am 3/4 of the way. I am encouraged today to do another section lol.

Here it is on the right side. I'm afraid I pinned it a bit crooket.

The D circle is still free as some other parts have to be done before that part can be sewed in. I hope I have helped to show those who are interested in doing something like this, that it can be done if done a piece at a time.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Four Cats

I had every intention of starting on section E yesterday lol. I got side tracked with a quilt I saw on the quilt board. I guess I am still not ready to tackle another section, maybe today.

I saw this quilt of cats. Four cats joined by a block of Snail's Trail Block and I loved it (I distract easily) and it looked simple enought to pass the time and take a break from the Colorful One lol.

I made one block which consists of 4 cats and one Snail's Trail Block. You have to make X amount of ST and X amount of cats and then join in rows to get this quilt  here

As for Secton E on the Colorful one, I got as far as this. Here you can see that I have cut the patterns out for that section. I have seperated the pp parts, the background parts, and the plain  parts.

First I will do all the paper piecing parts, these are the most work intensive, then cut out all the plain parts and then the background parts. Then I will read her line by line instructions and start putting that section together and adding it to the existing quilt. I do go and pin the parts on the map to get the correct markings of what goes where and continue to do that with everything and lastly, take the quilt down and add the section to it. Since I cut out the patterns right from the copy, I have to make sure that I keep 1/4 seam allowance on everything.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Wheeeee, I have finished section D. I took about three weeks off to rest my brain lol.

I have been working on some blocks for the Farmer's Wife Quilt, that I am doing with my on line friends at the Quilt Board.

Here is section D. It's all done the same as the beginning of this project. Do all the pieces for that section then follow the instruction of putting it together.

Here is the large circle. All of it was paper pieced then added to the rest.

Here I pinned the large circle for you to see but it can't be sewed in yet, until some other part is done first.

Here is the bottom left part that was done the same way. Paper piece the circle and the star and then join and add to the section.

I am undecided now which section I want to do next. I can work either the right or left side now to finish. There still is a lot of work here lol.